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Change in circumstances

You are obliged to provide information about any changes that could affect either your eligibility for the pension or the rate at which it is paid. 


You may be eligible for compensation payments if you have sustained physical or psychological impairment or incapacity related to your defence service. You may also be eligible for compensation payments if you are the dependant of a current or former ADF member who has died as a result of their defence service. 

Entitlement self assessment

You can quickly assess your potential entitlements to assistance with the online Entitlement Self Assessment tool.

Health Cards

DVA issues health cards to eligible veterans and former members of Australia's defence force, their widows/widowers and dependants. There are different eligibility requirements for each type of card. 

Income Support

Income support pensions are means-tested payments designed to assist with everyday living costs. Allowances and supplements are also available depending on a person’s circumstances.

Pension rates

All current pension rates are available online at MyAccount. These rates are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year and include the Clean Energy Supplement.


DVA provides rehabilitation assistance to entitled serving and former Australian Defence Force members, reservists and cadets.

Additional Family Support

Additional services that might be available to you if you are eligible for the Family Support Package under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).

Managing your pension

Managing your pension is a guide provided to income support pensioners including service pensioners, social security age pensioners (paid by DVA), and war widows and widowers who receive the income support supplement. 

Open Arms

Open Arms provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. 

Veterans' Home Care

Veterans' Home Care (VHC) is designed to help you continue living at home by providing a small amount of practical help.


Vetaffairs is distributed to more than 250,000 members of the veteran and ex-service community and has been mailed out to clients since 1998. It provides regular, up-to-date information of interest to the veteran community, including important information about government policies, programs and initiatives. 


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